Tag Archives: Youtube

Clown Co = Hulu

Fall is in the air (not really in Atlanta) and the branding exercise is over, NBCU and News Corp present Hulu. From Techcrunch: “This morning news broke about NBC Universal and News Corporation’s joint video venture, hitherto dubbed “Clown Co.”, after a press release was sent out by a Hulu.com representative claiming that “Hulu” was […]

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MySpace TV

In a bid to compete with Youtube, MySpace announces plans for MySpace TV. From Adweek: “News Corp.’s MySpace will launch an enhanced beta version of its video site this week designed to compete with Google’s YouTube. “This is the next step in the evolution of video on MySpace,” said Jeff Berman, gm of video at […]

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Hearst partners with Youtube

Hearst partnered with Youtube to create Youtube channels for five of their local TV sites. From WSJ: (subscription required) “Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., one of the nation’s largest operators of local TV stations, will distribute news, weather and entertainment video to Google Inc.’s YouTube in a revenue-sharing agreement. The deal marks the first time TV stations […]

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Youtube revenue split

Youtube comes to the table with its rev share plan…and its pretty much like all the other ones. From Variety: “Content creators who upload their videos to the site will be offered the option of having short ads shown at the beginning or end, with the resulting revenues split 50-50, according to Howard Lindzon, founder […]

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Clown Co.: DOA

Changes is Good thinks the new effort by everyone not Google is going to fail. From the post: “The three main reasons its sure to flop are: 1) Control. The networks are creating the site in the hopes of controlling how their content gets used, shared and distributed online. I’d guess that in a dank […]

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Why Apple TV is a game changer

Sure there are a ton of posts about the Apple TV but here is a good one on why its going to make an impact. From NewTeeVee: “Technically, the Apple TV may be simple, but its effect on the TV industry will be anything but. Why? Because TV business models that have thrived for the […]

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Clown Co. pile on

As you no doubt know, NBC and Fox ( and MySpace, Yahoo, MSN and AOL) announced the formation of a yet to be named company (ClownCo. for you Google people) to create the largest advertising platform ever. From Bloomberg: “NBC and News Corp. will create a new Web site that features full-length films and television […]

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What “Joost” means

The Reel Pop guy makes me laugh. Check out this funny headline: “Naw dawg, you pronounce it “Yohst.” I think it’s Dutch for “suck it, YouTube”

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WVFF’s take on the Joost Viacom Deal

From WVFF: “This is “game changing” news for many reasons: Joost’s model is about a convergence of online videos and television. We’re on the verge, and this is a big step in that direction. Viacom will likely keep the vast majority of the ad revenue, but this gives Joost credibility and a jump-start for building […]

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Youtubers Watch Less TV

via Lost Remote, a Harris Interactive study finds that Youtube watchers view less regular television. From the press release: “Over four in 10 (42%) online U.S. adults say they have watched a video at YouTube, and 14 percent say they visit the site frequently. Almost one in three (32%) of these frequent YouTube users say […]

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